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that they also allowed the redrawing of many other maps. >> they created in iraq, palestine. >> very powerful. >> yugoslavia, czechoslovakia, poland. it went on and on, and everyone of them had to be done by a committee of british, french, an american staff before woodrow wilson ever saw the documents. >> earlier in the broadcast you said that in the book there were two greats there were very influential, but you did not mention that. >> one of them was used as percy, another one would be philip carr, and he would be the british ambassador to washington in 1940, which is when this book comes to its climax. franklin roosevelt gathers a secret research staff of many of these same people to begin planning american postwar policy even before we are in the war. it was a terribly risky maneuver. had the isolationists' found out about it, it would have denied him his third term in office. that program, which started at the council of foreign relations in new york, finally was folded into the state department, became the organizing mechanism for both the atlantic charter that churchill and roosevelt
in american history. and the history all of us know with the iraq war and afghan war and the corruption and so on. that was the last decade. now in 2010, a decade later a 5-4 coalition on the court, the right-wing block gets together and says, "corporations, for the first time in american history, are declared to have the political free speech rights of the people, such that they can take money directly out of the corporate treasury and put it into politics." well, that threatens a total capsizing of democratic relationships that we've known before. and it completely upends what the supreme court has always said about what a corporation is. because you can go back to chief justice john marshall in the dartmouth college case who said, "a corporation is an artificial entity. it's an instrument set up by the state legislatures for economic purposes." he said, "it's invisible. it's intangible. it exists only in contemplation of law. and it has all of these rights and benefits conferred upon it. but it must remain under the control of the government, essentially." and that has been standard conserv
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